New NIH Project on Automatic Reconstruction of Bone Fractures Fundeddon_thad_and_tom_small.jpg

The NIH recently approved funding for a joint project between the Department of Orthopaedic Biomechanics at the University of Iowa (Iowa City, IA) and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC). The joint work is sponsored as part of the Biomechanics and Imaging Core from a National Institute of Health P-50 grant. Principal investigators from the University of Iowa include Thomas Brown and Donald Anderson and Andrew Willis serves as the principal investigator for the University of North Carolina at Charlotte subcontract.

    The  project seeks to reconstruct complex high-energy fractures from volumetric 3D Computerized Tomography (CT) images of the damaged limb. The project will take place from September 2007 to September 2012. The press release from the University of Iowa is available here.